Al-Joud Center, near Ace Hardware on Sheik Zayed Road | Al Quoz | Café-Bistro | $$
Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 4pm (kitchen closes at 3:45pm)
Friday and Saturday from 8am to 6pm (kitchen closes at 5:45pm)
When I lived in Dubai I always dreamt of a place like this, where you could sit down for a coffee, have a bite to eat, work on your laptop, see the world go by, outside of a mall, with a lot of cool people going in and out plus a good vibe.
Now there is Tom & Serg. The menu is rather short, for light meals, but the food tastes really good. And they are very particular about their coffee, so make sure you get some caffeine rush before heading out into Dubai. By the way, they bake cronuts!!!
It is a great place to stop by before or after visiting Alserkal Avenue, the area’s art district.